CO_2...? ummm and CO, too...!

CO_2...? ummm and CO, too...!

PostBy: hyway61 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:34 am

Me and my Russo 55 have been getting along just fine these last 6 weeks ... I provide the coal and air and the stove does the burning and heating.
In this forum there is a thread on carbon monoxide evolving from our coal stoves. So far my detector has not tripped off. I understand a blockage in
the flue system can lead to a CO_2 emissions into the living space.

My question is what other conditions or defects in a system can lead to CO_2 emissions into one's living space..??

thanx...hyway61
Last edited by hyway61 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:40 am

excessive breathing, too many plants....

but seriously any leak in the exhausting of the combusted gasses
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: Razzler On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:46 am

CO 2 = carbon dioxide = :D

CO = carbon monoxide = :sick:

;)
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:09 pm

An airtight stove and pipe with a good draft = no CO. CO needs a place (crack, opening, etc.) and a reason (lack of draft) to escape into your home.
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:15 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:excessive breathing, too many plants....


Hi, Poconoeagle!
Plants ingest CO2, and exhale O. Nothing to do with CO at all.
CO will probably kill plants too! :sick:
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:18 pm

true but plants also during NON-photosynthisis times release it!!

dont they :shock:

maybe that was the dog trying to pull my finger again.... :o
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:33 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:true but plants also during NON-photosynthisis times release it!!
dont they :shock:
maybe that was the dog trying to pull my finger again.... :o



All I know is Richard is gonna slap our hands for being "OFF TOPIC" :cry2:
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:39 pm

:) CO detectors are lifesavers! Does yours have the digital display?? Hyway61??
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:15 pm

Co occurs as a result of incomplete combustion. It is a perfectly good fuel when combined with one more atom of oxygen to become CO2. When a wood fire is starved for air it smokes. When a coal fire is starved it produces CO. A stoker feeds continuously and when less heat is desired the feed rate slows and if the air is also adjusted for the lower rate very little CO will be produced while maintaining efficiency. A small hot fire all the time. That is not practical in hand fired stoves, so to slow combustion the air is restricted leading to CO production and limiting efficiency.

Richard
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:11 pm

CO2 is used in the process of canning/bottling beer & soda.
I need some co2 right about now. :D :pepsi: :cheers:
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Re: CO_2...?

PostBy: hyway61 On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 am

:oops: :oops: :oops:

OOOOOOOPPPPPssss....yeah, ummm, CO ( and CO_2 ;) , too)

No, I don't have a digital CO device,,,just a CO alarm device. BUT I believe my stove and flue system to be very tight indeed; except with the baro.

Okay, fouled up and leaky stoves and connections, with slow or poor combustion....

hyway61
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